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  • Why Do Genes Suggest Most Men Died Off 7,000 Years Ago?

    06/20/2018 12:59:12 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 111 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 6, 2018 | Yasemin Saplakoglu
    Modern men's genes suggest that something peculiar happened 5,000 to 7,000 years ago: Most of the male population across Asia, Europe and Africa seems to have died off, leaving behind just one man for every 17 women. This so-called population "bottleneck" was first proposed in 2015, and since then, researchers have been trying to figure out what could've caused it. One hypothesis held that the drop-off in the male population occurred due to ecological or climatic factors that mainly affected male offspring, while another idea suggested that the die-off happened because some males had more power in society, and thus...
  • (Vanity) Predicted Reaction to Today's Executive Order

    06/20/2018 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 142 replies
    Original Material | 6/20/2018 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order that will keep migrant families together during detention on the U.S.-Mexico border. The left and the News Misleadia (one and the same, I know) have been fiercely and turbulently condemning President Trump, likening him to Hitler and Mussolini, because he inherited policy and law of previous administrations and had children separated from criminal families at the border. The uproar and furor, continuing for days on end, have triggered some people -- celebrities and common people alike -- to threaten to assassinate him or his children. Today, with the Executive Order Trump signed, the...
  • Former astronaut doubts that NASA or SpaceX will make it to Mars with their shiny new rockets

    06/20/2018 12:51:12 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    BGR ^ | June 19th, 2018 at 10:52 AM | Mike Wehner
    Chris Hadfield, who flew to the International Space Station as part of the Canadian Space Agency, told Business Insider that making it to Mars is going to take technology that has yet to be conceived. Put simply, he doesn’t believe the new rockets being worked on by NASA, SpaceX, or Blue Origin have much chance of fulfilling their stated goals. “Personally, I don’t think any of those three rockets is taking people to Mars,” Hadfield said regarding the SpaceX Big Falcon Rocket, Blue Origin’s New Glenn, and NASA’s Space Launch System being constructed by Boeing. “I don’t think those are...
  • Here Are The Photos Of Obama’s Illegal Immigrant Detention Facilities The Media Won’t Show You

    06/20/2018 12:06:24 PM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/20/18 | Johnson
    It's all here to see.
  • More than 100 arrested in Ohio large-scale immigration raid

    06/20/2018 11:42:55 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 18 replies
    http://www.wlwt.com ^ | Updated: 11:35 AM EDT Jun 20, 2018
    More than 100 workers were arrested Tuesday at an Ohio meatpacking plant by federal agents following a yearlong immigration investigation, the second large-scale raid within the state in the past two weeks. The investigation focused on whether the company knowingly hired people who are in the country illegally, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said. The agency said it also was looking into whether many of the workers were using fraudulent identification belonging to U.S. citizens. The arrests come as the U.S. government steps up its focus on businesses that hire people in the country illegally as part of a broad...
  • Liberals really DO drink more lattes (and researchers say it's because they're open-minded)

    06/20/2018 11:38:55 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2018 | Mollie Cahillane
    The term 'liberal lattes' is a familiar pejorative in the US. The website Urban Dictionary defines the term as 'liberals who sit around and drink overpriced diluted Starbucks coffee while lamenting the plight of the poor'. While it may have begun as a joke, a new study shows that people with left-leaning ideologies actually do drink more lattes - a beverage with European origins - than conservatives. Researchers from University of Pennsylvania found that liberals drink lattes more so than conservatives because they are more open to globalization, whereas right-leaning people tend to take an 'America first' nationalistic attitude and...
  • XXXTentacion fans ‘jump off roofs into crowd and throw rocks’ in chaotic tribute...

    06/20/2018 11:32:43 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies
    www.thesun.co.uk ^ | By Ellie Cambridge
    Hundreds of fans poured onto Melrose Avenue during the tribute to the 20-year-old who was gunned down in his car on Monday COPS were forced to shut down a memorial last night for rapper XXXTentacion after fans reportedly jumped off roofs and threw rocks. Hundreds of people gathered in LA to mourn the 20-year-old star who was gunned down in his car on Monday. Fans poured onto Melrose Avenue with some leaping off roofs into the crowds below during the tribute, reports claimed Police were called in after people climbed on top of vehicles and swarmed the streets, according to...
  • FBI agent Strzok escorted from FBI building Friday (but remains FBI agent)

    06/20/2018 11:24:19 AM PDT · by pabianice · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/20/18 | Jarrett
    FBI agent Peter Strzok was escorted from the FBI building Friday as part of the ongoing internal proceedings at the bureau on his conduct, according to a source familiar with the matter. Strzok's attorney, Aitan Goelman, said his client "remains a proud FBI agent who wants to continue working to keep the American people safe." "Pete has steadfastly played by the rules and respected the process, and yet he continues to be the target of unfounded personal attacks, political games and inappropriate information leaks," Goelman said in a statement. "All of this seriously calls into question the impartiality of the...
  • Woman who lied about being raped on college campus gets jail

    06/20/2018 11:23:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    MLive.com ^ | 6/19/2018 | Cole Waterman
    BAY CITY, MI -- Despite previously indicating he wouldn't do so, a Bay County judge sent a woman to jail for making up a story about being raped in a Delta College parking lot. Bay County Circuit Judge Joseph K. Sheeran on Monday, June 18, sentenced 21-year-old Mary T. Zolkowski to 45 days in jail, with no credit for any time served. Once Zolkowski serves her term, she'll be on probation for two years, during which she is to be tested for drugs and alcohol and participate in substance abuse counseling. The judge also ordered Zolkowski receive a mental health...
  • Michelle Obama - Lunch in Venice Suits Me Well!!! (photo, barf alert)

    06/20/2018 11:10:51 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 85 replies
    TMZ ^ | 6/19/2018 | Staff
    Michelle Obama might be from the Midwest and live on the East Coast, but no one needs to school her on nailing the business cas' look in L.A. The former First Lady joined some of her colleagues for lunch at the ritzy Gjelina restaurant in Venice ... easily pulling off the beachy business meeting look thanks to those shades, sandals and soft colors. It was also easy to figure out a big shot was in town ... with her Secret Service motorcade tipping off the locals.
  • How to decorate like a Viking

    06/20/2018 11:02:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Science Nordic ^ | June 19, 2018 | Vickie Isabella Westen, Translated by Catherine Jex
    The Viking Age was probably far more colourful than you might think, says conservator Line Bregnhøi from the National Museum of Denmark, and co-author on the new report... Bregnhøi and her colleague Lars Holten have used the advanced techniques now available to create the colour palette used in the reconstruction of the largest Viking building discovered in Denmark. The Royal Hall, as the building is called, was reconstructed at the Centre for Historical-Archaeological Research and Communication in Denmark (as also known as Sagnlandet Lejre). It uses the same type of paint used by upper class Vikings. However, the archaeologists behind...
  • Streaking fan hit by Lions player hires Toronto-based law firm

    06/20/2018 11:02:02 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 36 replies
    Sportsnet ^ | June 20, 2018 | Canadian Press
    VANCOUVER — A streaking fan who was hit by a B.C. Lions player has retained the services of a Toronto law firm. In a statement released Wednesday, Preszler Law Firm said the fan "suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being violently struck by BC Lions player Marcell Young." The fan, who hasn’t been identified, was levelled by Young, a Lions defensive back, when he ran onto the BC Place field during a CFL game between the Lions and Montreal Alouettes on Saturday. Wearing an orange Lions jersey and a pair of boxer briefs,...
  • Germany: Left-wing violence and extremism on the rise

    06/20/2018 10:04:58 AM PDT · by BBell · 17 replies
    German security officials say left-wing extremists have become more willing to use violence over the past five years. Figures released by the domestic intelligence agency BfV on Wednesday show the number of left-wing extremists whom authorities consider potentially violent rose 27 percent from 7,100 to about 9,000 between 2012 and 2017. The number of violent crimes committed by left-wing extremists rose 88 percent during that period, to 1,648 from 876.
  • Reno v. Flores, 507 U.S. 292 (1993)

    06/20/2018 9:56:20 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 4 replies
    https://supreme.justia.com ^ | OCTOBER TERM, 1992 | Justia
    OCTOBER TERM, 1992 Syllabus RENO, ATTORNEY GENERAL, ET AL. v. FLORES ET AL. CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT No. 91-905. Argued October 13, 1992-Decided March 23,1993 Respondents are a class of alien juveniles arrested by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) on suspicion of being deportable, and then detained pending deportation hearings pursuant to a regulation, promulgated in 1988 and codified at 8 CFR § 242.24, which provides for the release of detained minors only to their parents, close relatives, or legal guardians, except in unusual and compelling circumstances. An immigration judge will...
  • Did Plate Tectonics Set the Stage for Life on Earth?

    06/20/2018 9:33:45 AM PDT · by ETL · 37 replies
    Space.com ^ | June 19, 2018 | Lisa Kaspin-Powell, Astrobiology Magazine
    A new study suggests that rapid cooling within the Earth's mantle through plate tectonics played a major role in the development of the first life forms, which in turn led to the oxygenation of the Earth's atmosphere. The study was published in the March 2018 issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters. Scientists at the University of Adelaide and Curtin University in Australia, and the University of California at Riverside, California, USA, gathered and analyzed data on igneous rocks from geological and geochemical data repositories in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States. They found that over the...
  • Could aliens harness stars to keep ahead of expanding universe?

    06/20/2018 8:29:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    phys.org ^ | June 20, 2018 | by Bob Yirka
    Credit: CC0 Public Domain _____________________________________________________________________________ Dan Hooper, a senior scientist with Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory has written a paper outlining a way future aliens could keep their civilizations alive in spite of the isolation due to an expanding universe. In his paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, he suggests they might consider collecting and storing stars. A Dyson sphere is a theoretical structure able to house a star. Originally proposed by Freeman Dyson, the sphere was originally envisioned as a group of satellites completely encompassing a star to capture all of its energy. That energy could then be...
  • Ex-HS teacher who said on Facebook that homosexuality is a sin settles suit

    06/20/2018 8:14:41 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    A former Union High School teacher who resigned nearly six years ago after posting anti-gay comments on social media has settled her long-standing lawsuit against the district for $132,500. Jenye "Viki" Knox will receive $24,500 for back wages, $63,833.33 for claims of emotional distress and $44,166.67 for attorney's fees, according to court papers. The news was first reported by NJ Civil Settlements, which compiles a partial list of settlements paid by New Jersey government agencies and their insurers to those who have sued them. Knox, a 56-year-old Union Township resident who taught special education, described homosexuality as a "perverted spirit"...
  • Magical Wind Power: Illusions versus Reality

    06/20/2018 8:14:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2018 | John Droz Jr.
    The number-one challenge of our times is to separate the wheat from the chaff. To assist in this task, we are blessed with more information than ever before – but we are also simultaneously burdened with more misinformation than any prior generation has ever had to deal with. We look back and wonder how trusting citizens were so easily victimized by snake oil salesmen, but today, in the golden age of cons, we are being duped on a daily basis. As a representative matter (and a national issue of great significance), let's look at what's happening with industrial wind energy....
  • General Electric shareholders should rejoice at the Dow removal

    06/20/2018 7:56:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/20/2018 | Tae Kim
    After more than a hundred years as a component in the Dow Jones industrial average, General Electric will be replaced by drugstore chain Walgreens Boots Alliance next week. But GE investors may take solace in the recent history of stock price out performance from the companies booted from the Dow. On Tuesday David Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said in a statement adding Walgreens to the Dow Jones industrial average will make the index "more representative of the consumer and health-care sectors of the U.S. economy." "Today's change to the (Dow...
  • You can now order beer and wine with Amazon's fast delivery service

    06/20/2018 7:53:46 AM PDT · by bgill · 14 replies
    kxan ^ | June 20, 2018 | Kate Winkle
    Amazon has now opened up its one and two-hour delivery service to beer and wine in the Austin area, including some local offerings. The company's Prime Now app and website let people skip trips to the store and get items delivered for a fee. After purchasing Whole Foods last year, it also began offering free two-hour grocery delivery in Austin for Amazon Prime members. People can also shop on Amazon.com or get items from certain local restaurants delivered... The beer and wine service will also be available starting Wednesday in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.